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On Sunday, 17-year-old Paige Winter was bitten by a shark while visiting Fort Macon State Park near Atlantic Beach. According to her GoFundMe page, Paige was waist deep in the water when the shark took her under.
Winter’s father, Charlie Winter, sprang into action when the shark pulled his daughter under. Her grandmother, Janet Winter, wrote on Facebook, “He punched the shark in the face [five] times before it let go.”
“We are pleased to share that Paige is resting well after returning to the operating room at Vidant Medical Center on June 4, 2019. While we understand she will require additional operations, our Paige is a fighter. Her courageous spirit continues to be a beacon of light for all of us,” the family of Paige Winter said in a statement.
Get Well Soon!
Written by Clarke Jones